I feel bad giving tough love to my mom when she is feeling depressed about breaking up with her asshole boyfriend. I don't know how to make her situation better for her, or to ease her pain. All I can do is lend an ear but its annoying that my privacy is invaded constantly because shes totally out of it. I never had a private moment to myself all my life, that's a different story. How can I make light of the situation without losing my own sanity?
My partner of almost two years and I are "taking a break." Is it possible that this could be a period of growth and not just the death rattle of our (up until recently) happy relationship? Have you ever taken a break successfully? [more inside]
Real-estate filter: Landlord tries to push us to break our August 2010 lease after sabotaging our roommate-finding efforts. Tells us we can't break our lease without forfeiting our $1700 security deposit. Now, they've put the house back on the market BEFORE anything was discussed about breaking the lease. What now? [more inside]
Breaking Strength of Marble. How much weight can a sheet of Tennessee pink marble support? Sheet is 1"x12"x30". It and two others like it will be the base of an octagonal plinth which will support a concrete urn weighing about 200 lbs empty, maybe 400 lbs when planted. Plinth is entirely built of this marble and hollow inside. I am open to suggestions for interior supports, currently thinking of gluing a rod to underside of marble and extending it below ground surface.
Need advice on how to accept my daughter spending so much time with her father, his family and his new girlfriend.
I had posted a question a little while ago on how to finally move on after ending the on again off again relationship I had with my daughter's father. I received great avice, thanks. I cannot say that I have yet fully moved on, but I am now having more good days than bad. However, one thing I am having such a hard time dealing with is the fact that my daughter is now spending so much time with either his family or his new girlfriend, who he began seeing again only 3 weeks after we broke up. (he dated her briefly during one of our separations) [more inside]
My girlfriend and I loved to travel, and for a couple of years we had vague plans that we would go to America. Now we're on a break, and I have the opportunity to go with friends. Should I take it? [more inside]
About handling a relationship "break". [more inside]
Do I settle with someone who is mostly OK or do I dump her and go back on the prowl in hopes of finding someone who is awesome? [more inside]
I'm on a lease with a woman who owns two dogs that are destroying our apartment. I want to move out and not get stuck paying for the damage. We're all in Arizona. Help? [more inside]
Snap me out of becoming obsessively shallow and insecure. [more inside]
A warm spring break destination where we can ride our bikes? [more inside]
I’ve had reservations about my relationship. We agreed to some time of no contact, giving us both some time to think. How do I come back to it all 1) letting go of some of our past mistakes 2) ensuring that we don’t make them again? Am I even ready to start again? [more inside]
Breaking my lease: landlord barely making an effort and raising the rent. What are my chances in court? YANML, I want to know where I stand before I start pouring lawyer money after rent money. [more inside]
Niece EvilBreakfast is on the road to recovery after a break of the femur. Although doctors say that the positioning of the pins inserted to help heal the break shouldn't cause a problem, since the bandages came off she's unable to straighten her knee. Physio has not helped, and after 3 months we're starting to get concerned. The doctors and physiotherapists are saying that there's no reason for the problem; you are not my doctor... But has anyone else come across this and have any suggestions?
My lease expires May 15. I need to be in another city the first week of March. My housemate and I want to move out ASAP because our neighborhood sucks. Please advise. More details inside. [more inside]
Has anybody ever dated someone whom is schizoaffective, which is a combination of a mood disorder and psychotic symptoms. If you have , have you experienced being dumped without an explanation when you thought everything was going well.
Best break up albums of all time? [more inside]
Heterosexual male in his early 30s after a long-term relationship finds himself not really interested in the opposite sex. Is this normal? [more inside]
Have you ever felt that you are lost and not sure about your life, purposes, what you want for yourself and how you want to live your life? [more inside]
I'd like to hear stories or comments from others who have slept with their exes. [more inside]
My girlfriend and I broke up about 3 months ago now. However, we have been in contact regularly (after about a month and a bit of zero contact) since then and have seen each other on occsasion. When im not busy i find myself always thinking about her, and things constantly remind me about her. Im not 100% sure about getting back together with her, what should i do? [more inside]
Cheap holiday for a few brits in their mid-20s? Looking for destination suggestions: somewhere cheap to get to and a little off the beaten track for three lads in September... [more inside]
I have just broken up with my girlfriend, because I can't change. Can you help? [more inside]
So my buddy and I watched that old Keanu Reeves film Point Break the other night, and we got to talking. We're thinking that more air pressure causes you to bleed at a more furious pace. So if someone's in a knife fight in a plane, is cut, say across the arm, then jumps out of the airplane to parachute to the ground - will they bleed to death before they hit the ground because the air pressure is causing them to bleed so quickly? It doesn't have to be skydiving, it could be on like, Everest. Will you bleed crazy fast higher up? I know that there are a lot of variables here, but I'm just curious if the thinking is sound.
I started a job after taking a year off of work. I've found I don't think I want to stay at it long-term. How soon can I leave without hurting my future employment prospects? [more inside]
Do unassembled plastic model kits become brittle or warped over time? Is there a preferable medium for building replacement parts? I'm assembling MPC's The Strange Changing Vampire (1970s) and pieces are breaking. I think it is styrene. One piece just didn't fit; I tried heating with a hair dryer (ineffective) and hot water (ruined the piece). I can replace it but the ones that broke are moving parts, essential to the function of the model. How-Not-Tu-Do-Torial in progress.
I'm graduating. I'm leaving my girlfriend and will be far away from her, and we both don't have the option to be close for the next two years. Hence, it's ending. Any advice for feeling better? [more inside]
How serious an offense is it when your employer refuses to give you a meal break? [more inside]
Help me stop destroying my iPod headphones! [more inside]
What can I do for a mental break besides surf the Internet? [more inside]
My girlfriend needs to move out of her apartment she is sharing with roommates. What types of consequences could she be facing financially? Can she find any person to replace herself on the lease? [more inside]
How to know if I actually want the relationship back? Relationship of three years currently on break. [more inside]
I have a week off school for spring break, help me do fun, silly and romantic things for my fiancee. [more inside]
Philosophical question about relationships: Is 100% mutuality required? By which I mean: Boy wants to be with girl. Girl isn't so sure s/he wants to be with boy. Shouldn't boy then not want to be with girl since she doesn't want to be with him, i.e. doesn't appreciate him for what he is, doesn't love him the way he deserves to be loved? (Gender irrelevant here.) [more inside]
Is it too late to break up with my wife?! [more inside]
What's the name of this kind of dancing? [more inside]
Who are the percussionists (drum kit and... congas?) on Nina Simone's Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter?
[relationship filter] How to manage a "break"/"open relationship"? [more inside]
Suggestions (books, projects, things to learn, things to do) for a 2nd year Computer Science Student over Winter Break?
Suggestions (books, projects, things to learn, things to do) for a 2nd year Computer Science Student over Winter Break? [more inside]
Looking for a trek/hike/paddle/tour in the US Southwest for Christmas '08. [more inside]
What to do in the Laurel, Maryland area for College student on summer break? That is the question. I am sitting at home everyday just playing games and reading and it is extremely boring. I do have a car and love nature but can never find any good areas. Anything that can be done alone is also a plus since most of my friends are away.
Relationship Filter: Should I get back with my girlfriend? We broke up last night : ( [more inside]
Where can I take a nap in NYC? [more inside]
How do I perform well after abstaining from sex for four years? [more inside]
Our home builder installed cat6 network cable for me as a favor, but now that we've moved in, a cable tester now reports it as shorting out. Wires 5&6 are shorting. I guess they treated the cable too roughly. Does anyone have any advice for me on using the old cable to pull new cable through the walls to the second floor? If I was to install a messenger cable for future pulls at the same time, what should I use for that? [more inside]
How does it sound to you when someone you are in a relationship tells you "Hate Me" when they are breaking up with you?
How does one completely turn off one’s emotions towards an ex-lover? Is it possible? [more inside]
Dogfilter: We need help training our dog to sleep in her kennel and not in our bed. How can we do this? [more inside]
Best place to go for an emergency de-stressing vacation for the last week of February? [more inside]
I can't break up with my girlfriend. [more inside]